Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4.3791000000 4.4 stars from 5 (153)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7048 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore, California 94550, Alameda County
  • (925) 447-6779
  • (925) 455-2020
  • www.poppyridgegolf.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Rees Jones (1996), Steve Weisser (1996)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Poppy Ridge Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: All players are required to wear shirts with sleeves and collars. Shorts must have an inseam of at least 4 inches. Tee shirts, cut-offs, jeans and gym attire are prohibited
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7048 yards 75.0 138
Blue 72 6613 yards 73.0 135
White 72 6134 yards 70.8 130
White (W) 72 6134 yards 75.6 135
Gold 72 5267 yards 66.8 120
Gold (W) 72 5267 yards 70.2 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 153 Reviews
5 stars:
74
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

144 out of 152 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Potential"


u7533256's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had potential but isn't maintained very well. Lots of mixed and patchy scrub grasses in fairways, greens very bumpy yes they were recently aerated but rolling them would help. Course us huge problem w ground squirrels - there are huge holes everywhere and would be easy to twist and ankle or lose a ball. They are rampant. Cart didn't have any tees or towel supplied. Those are common basics for a course that wants to be considered a players or destination course. Clubhouse was closed for a private event to only the snack bar available on a Sunday afternoon. Staff OK but not great. Pace of play was horrible - 2:45 for first 9 on Zinfandel tee off at 10:40. Gave up and went home after 15 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course but punched and sanded greens"


55madman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course but greens were very difficult to gage speed and break. Greens were recently punched and sanded. Short puts would break unpredictably and lag puts were very tough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best layout with view course"


u000001926016's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many time I was there poppy ridge best layout course that course remind of Scotland look alike view and windy too

Also the service guy work are friendly and inside pro shop friendly too. Plus. Food best


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



BrettFrench's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006508820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful golf course and challenging!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You drive into this place and notice right away that its a well maintained establishment. Ample clean parking, Nice practice range and greens. Nice clubhouse and restaurant. The course is hilly and challenging yet offers a few birdie opportunities. Water, sand traps, narrow fairways, thick rough and fast greens will keep you on your toes. Beginners stay in the range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"After the rain"


Paulgolfsnow's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was impossible to believe how playable the golf course was after all that rain , greens were firm and no plug balls. Seems as though you can always find a teatime at a very good rate , not a bad hole on the 27th whole layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Michelle4442335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent condition despite heavy rains prior week! Love playing this course pace of play is normally excellent on weekends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Track"


7rob771's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

- great golf course all around

- looks nicer every time I play here

- fast, undulating greens, huge elevation changes off tee

- very professional staff

- Wish this was my home course, but it's an hour drive from where I live.

- Challenging but fair track, with all three 9's

Equally nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poppy Ridge Merlot/Chardonnay"


tiger168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived at the course about 50 minutes before my tee time. My tee time was 12:20 and by calculation there should be enough time for me to finish 18.

But, I was told there was a 30 minute frost delay in the morning. And the staff was doing everything they can to squeeze everyone onto the course.

Make long story short, the pro shop send me to the "podium" to sort out how a single player like me can be accommodated, but, I found out they were walkie talkie the pro-shop in every decision that had to be made?

Then we found out there were no starter at the starting hole, so, people were just teeing off at will. And there were golfers left on the tee box that didn't know what to do. And finally they send a "starter" to the starting hole and by them it was too late to repair the damage as golfers were teeing off on courses they are not supposed to.

The result was playing behind groups of people that were tightly bunched and resulted in waiting on every hole thereafter. This represent poorly managed leadership and staff on a NCGA course that supposedly handle these conditions with ease with their experienced staff.

I love the layout of the course, 3 nine holes = 27 holes, provided varieties of playing options. Fairway and rough are in great conditions. I can't say the same with the greens. Probably due to frost and they didn't have time to make sure it is smooth enough for play. Result in bumpy conditions and in consistencies. Bunkers are hit and misses, some of the bunkers are not playable, as we just take drop as in under repair. It's winter, no big deal. Weather was cooperating, some wind, but, manageable,but, wind chill is another story, again, winter, no big deal, we expected it. Courses drain well consider it was rained on for a few days.

Views are spectacular. Clear as you can see all the way to Mt. Diablo and the pass.

I want to come back and play, but, then I worried about the staff not able to handle the condition that were/are presented to them in similar situations. Patience are required!!!

I hope they can invest the time to take care of the greens. I can forgive patches of rough condition on fairways, rough and bunkers. But, green is too important to be ignored!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



backspin23's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course - staff was helpful"


DLGEE's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course was beautiful!

There was a frost delay, which was great; because we'd rather play later in the day. We were disappointed that the grill was not open when the course was open, but the grill manager came in early and made good coffee and the snack shack was open.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed playing this course"


u0000035048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my son. The starter got us out early ahead of a 4 some and played in less than 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect round of golf"


Corstone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the Chardonnay and Zinfandel course on Saturday 11-12 and the courses were in excellent shape and the weather was equal. This was the 5th time I played this course since the 12 of October and the conditions and pace of play have been perfect each time making me want to play there every weekend while I am in town for work. Well worth the 70 minute drive.


I recommend this course


"Beautiful vistas-challenging course"


john2085067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice staff. Course condition was excellent. Played in 4 hrs 8 min on a Saturday! Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Staff are Very friendly"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff are very friendly. Condition of the course is good. We have a lot of fun


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice view of mountains"


sspeddler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I dislike how wet the fairways were. Seemed like I was always standing and hitting on top of water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Rewarding Challenge"


gregmcvey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The links style layout in the Livermore wine country sets up with wind as the primary course defense. From the white tees on a calm morning, pars and maybe birdies might be feasible, but the challenges magnify with afternoon gusts. Note that almost all putts "favor Mt. Diablo" to the north. Sometimes the effect is slight, other times the ball appears to break uphill. The greens are fast and fair and the pace of play is usually 4.5 hours or better, unless there is some type of tournament. I usually always leave the course satisfied that I played something fair yet challenging enough to test all parts of my game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenge for good golfers"


Stuart8033226's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poppy Ridge is owned by the NCGA along with Poppy Hills in Monterey. Poppy Ridge has three 9-hole courses. This is a course that requires you to think around the venue. You are rewarded for good shots and penalized for errant hits. The practice facility is second to none.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


torainca's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always one of my favorite course in the Tri Valley area besides The Course at Wente Vineyards


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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